Kerrie graduated with an MA in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick in 2009 and her practise comprises music therapy, music services and a music therapy referral pathway. In 2014 she undertook training in Neurological Music Therapy in Germany and has served as IACAT council member, treasurer and administrator.
Kerrie currently works in 2 long term care facilties in Dementia care and with young adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury. She also works with a number of private individuals agus endeavours to refer on potential clients to other IACAT music therapists.
Before training as a music therapist Kerrie worked part-time as a free-lance flautist and vocalist, completing an Associate Diploma in Flute from Trinity College London and a Diploma in Church Music from NUI Maynooth. These interests are incorporated into her music therapy practise and independently in non-therapeutic settings.
Having attended primary and secondary gaelscoileanna Kerrie undertook her undergraduate studies at Dublin City University exclusively through the medium of Irish. The B Sc in Finance, Computing and Enterprise, known as Fiontar, incorporated a strong focus on identity with room for culture, language and the arts. This nurtured an interest in sean nós singing, particularly that of West Kerry, continuing through to the MA in music therapy which included an elective in sean nós with performance.
Kerrie is a member of the group Fuaimlaoi based at St Teresa's Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin. Under the direction of composer and instrumentalist Ronan McDonagh Fuaimlaoi seeks to develop and promote sacred song rooted in the Irish tradition. The group's name Fuaimlaoi is derived from a poetic joining of 2 Irish words -Fuaim meaning sound and Laoi meaning old epic poem or canticle.
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